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3 civilians killed, 22 injured in Pak firing, shelling in R S Pura
Panic grips border villages close to IB; Schools closed, traffic diverted to other routes
JAMMU, Aug 28: On a day when Indian armed forces were readying themselves to celebrate the victory of Indian forces in 1965 war, Pakistani troops shifted the focus from the Line of Control (LoC) to International Border (IB) by killing three civilians and injuring 22 others in heavy shelling across RS Pura sector on Friday. According to official sources, two women were killed in village Sai of RS Pura while one villager hailing from Abdullian wa...
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8 killed, 47 injured in Sialkot sector
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Agencies): Clashes erupted between Indian and Pakistani security forces Friday, killing at least eight Pakistanis and wounded 47 others, including 24 women and 11 children. The exchange of fire came as Indian and Pakistani leaders continued to bicker over the prospect of face-to-face talks. Indian and Pakistani security forces traded small-arms, artillery and mortar fire, which damaged several villages on both sides of the b...
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Pak shelling turns IB hamlets into 'war-zones'
SAI (JAMMU), Aug 28 (Agencies): Villagers at the forefront of Pakistani firing say they feel like being in a war zone amid sounds of falling mortar bombs and rattle of automatic weapons and have appealed to the government to ask the neighbouring country to end the tension. This morning, three civilians, including two women, were killed and 22 others injured in shelling and firing by Pakistan on villages and BoPs along International Border (IB) ...
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Pak summons Indian envoy over J&K firing
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Agencies): Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian envoy to protest against firing on the border in Jammu and Kashmir after six people died and 46 others were injured in shelling. The Foreign Office called in High Commissioner TCA Raghavan and lodged a “strong protest over unprovoked Indian firing” on the international border, state-run Radio Pakistan reported. Six people were killed and 46 others, including 22 women, wounded...
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CM: Innocent people getting trapped
JAMMU, Aug 28: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today strongly condemned the killing of three innocent civilians and injuries to many others in the persistent shelling from across the border in RS Pura and Arnia sectors of the International Border (IB). He expressed solidarity with the besieged people residing in the affected areas and assured them full support of his Government. “We have to immediately explore ways and means to bring an ...
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Mehbooba calls for DGMOs meet
JAMMU, Aug 28: Member Parliament and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti, has deeply condoled the death of three innocent civilians and injury to many others in continued shelling from across the border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors. In her message, Mehbooba Mufti said the border skirmishes have brought untold miseries upon the people, in particular those residing near the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC). Making an appeal for endi...
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Declare Pak a terrorist state: Nirmal
JAMMU, Aug 28: Condemning shelling by Pakistani troops in which 3 civilians were killed and 17 others injured, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said that time has come when international community should declare Pak as a "terrorist state" as that country is using terrorism as an instrument of international diplomacy. Talking to reporters , he said that time has come when international community should declare it as a terrorist state as...
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Mirwaiz asks India-Pak to resolve K-issue
‘Continuous hostilities dangerous for peace in region’
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: Terming the continuous escalation of hostilities between India and Pakistan on borders as worrisome and dangerous to the peace of the region, Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stressed upon both the nations to resolve the Kashmir issue sooner than later. In a statement issued here, expressing concern over the loss of lives at working border in Sialkot and Suchetgarh sectors during the cross border shelling between t...
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Omar hopes for better sense on IB
JAMMU, Aug 28: With fresh ceasefire violations along the border, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today called for "cooler heads" and "better sense" along the International Border between India and Pakistan. "What a terrible start to the day. I hope cooler heads and better sense prevail. Thoughts and prayers with all affected," he tweeted. He was reacting to fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops that left two perso...
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Captured Pak militant sent to 5-day police remand
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: A judicial magistrate in Sopore remanded Sajjad Ahmed alias Abu Obaidullah, a Pakistani militant captured during an operation in Rafiabad on Thursday in police custody for five days. A senior police officer told Kashmir Times that twenty two year old Sajjad was produced before a judicial magistrate in Sopore where police was granted his custody for five days. The Pakistani militant was captured by the army in Rafiabad area nea...
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Centre seeks report from J&K
NEW DELHI, Aug 28: The Centre today sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir government on the arrest of a Pakistani terrorist in Baramulla. In a communication, the Home Ministry asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to send a detailed report on the circumstances leading to the arrest of the Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist, who belongs to Muzaffargarh in south West Pakistan, official sources said. In a major success, Army soldiers yesterda...
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Rahul concludes 3-day J&K visit: Cong leader has tea at Lal Chowk
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: Before concluding his three day visit to the state, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today stressed upon Congress leaders and workers to narrow down their differences and work for the strengthening of the party. Rahul Gandhi had a surprise visit at M A road and had a tea in a small tea stall near Maisuma. He also visited Hazratbal and Kheer Bhawani temple at Tulmula Ganderbal. After meeting with Congress leaders and worke...
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Admission in government schools
Allahabad HC decision under discussion: DSEK
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Dr Shah Faesal Friday said that Allahabad High Court decision which makes it mandatory for government employees to admit their wards in government schools is under discussion and the Education Minister is serious bring drastic changes in the education sector. “Allahabad High Court judgment is a historical one and there is serious discussion going on between the officials and the Educati...
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Fake caller dupes poor laborer of Rs 1,35,000
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: With fake call racket widespread these days a resident was cheated here and duped off huge amount of money. Irshad Ahmad Bhat who hails from the Gulshanabad area of Bemina in Srinagar revealed that a sum of Rs 1,35,000 was extracted from him through a cheating call. “On August 25 I received phone call from some unknown number. The person told me that he was airtel executive and informed me that I had won a prize of Rs.21 lakh...
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Ajay Gupta shifted to PDC; Ashwani gets addl charge of CE PDD
JAMMU, Aug 28: The state government today ordered the transfer of Ajay Gupta, incharge Chief Engineer (Electric), EM&RE Wing Jammu to Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation against available vacancy, on deputation basis. Ashwani Kumar Gupta, incharge Superintending Engineer (Electric) EM/RE Circle-I Jammu shall hold the additional charge of the post of Chief Engineer EM&RE wing Jammu purely on temporary basis without any charge a...
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> Omar suggests shifting NSA-level talks venue
> 3 boys washed away in Poonch
> Huge cache of arms seized in Banihal
Assembly session likely from Sept 29
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: the summer session of Legislative Assembly is likely to be held from September 29 here, sources said. In this regard, sources said, the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has prepared a cabinet note which will be placed before the cabinet for the final decision. This will be a short session of only 10 days. Important issues like rehabilitation package for flood hit Kashmir, issues of employees, increase in violence and pu...
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> Clashes in Pattan after death of labourer
> British female traveler’s murder case: Court adjourns hearing
> Rahul Gandhi visiting JK: Mir finalises preparations
> Cabinet orders transfers in Forest Deptt
Patel row: Gujarat on boil
Loss of seven precious lives in police firing and preceding violence in Gujarat and injuries to several others following massive rally by Patel community on Tuesday is unfortunate and highly condemnable. Moreover, police firing on unarmed persons participating in the rally that was called as a show of strength for pressing on their demand for reservation under Other Backward Classes (OBC) in government services and other avenues of employment in...
> Travesty follows tragedy
> Bloodbath on Dalal Street
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> All time high NPAs
> Re devaluation worrisome
Learning from Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings
By Katsuhiro Asagiri
In a message to the Peace Memorial Ceremony, to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon echoed the ardent wish of the survivors of nuclear assault, when he called for "urgent action to eliminate nuclear weapons once and for all". Evoking the first resolution by the UN General Assembly, which reflected the international community's concern about the use of atomic weapons, he urged state...
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Two flags, one state-I
By A.G. Noorani
SECTION 144 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir says in the plainest of words: "The flag of the State shall be rectangular in shape and red in colour with three rectangular white vertical strips of equal width next to the staff and white plough in the middle with handle facing the strips. The ratio of the length of the flag to its width shall be 3:2." All the holders of office under this Constitution are required (Sections 40, 64, 97 and th...
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Mushrooming Dental Colleges
Dear Editor, Reports reveal unplanned rapid rise in number of dental colleges in country which may create problems for new passing-out youngsters to find proper professional placements in future. Undoubtedly people need better medical facilities with adequate number of specialists in different fields of profession. But care must also be taken that fresh graduates in dental surgery must not be frustrated to remain unemployed after spending so mu...
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PM expresses concern over 'political, social instability' in Nepal
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed concern over the "political and social instability" in Nepal and asked the political leadership there to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue among all stakeholders through widest possible consultations. Modi, who called up Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, also expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in the violence in Nepal and extended his condolences to the fam...
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> 6 killed, 20 injured as bus turns turtle
JuD, Haqqani network not banned in Pakistan: Official List
ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (Agencies): Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Afghanistan-based dreaded Haqqani network are not banned in Pakistan, according to an official list of 60 proscribed outfits. However, the government has put the JuD on the list of groups being closely watched by the officials, which means that it can be banned if found guilty of promoting militancy. JuD is listed as a terror outfit by the UN and it...
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Special children win accolades in roller skating
JAMMU, Aug 25: The Inter District Skating Competition under the Glider Roller Skating Club was held from August 13 to 16 at the M. A. Stadium, Jammu. Fourteen Specially abled Children form Asha School, Jammu Cantonment participated in it. These special children included speech and hearing impaired and mentally retarded as well as children with Down’s syndrome. They played musical chairs and bursting the balloon on skates, finally they skated ro...
> Inter House Yoga Competition organized
> APS Miran Sahib wins Hockey U-17 boys title
> RS Pura Zone won Kabaddi U-19 girls title
> Suman, Kajal, Munesha win gold in Inter School Athletics meet
> Goenka School organises CBSEJ Sahodaya Football tourney
Wholesale onion prices jump to Rs 57/kg at Lasalgaon
NEW DELHI, Aug 22 (Agencies): Wholesale onion prices today rose to Rs 57 per kg at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia's biggest onion market, which could further spike retail prices in most parts of the country adding to consumers' woes. In the price-sensitive Delhi market and some other parts of the country, retail onion prices have already gone up to Rs 80 per kg depending on the quality of the crop. As per the data maintained by the National Ho...
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